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4/27/11 4:12 P

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You're right, to eat clean we need to eliminate sugar. As ASHSCHULTZ mentioned, I put stevia and almond milk in my coffee. Like others have said, I haven't been able to make the transition to black.





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4/26/11 10:53 P

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Linda, I think it's great that you were able to wean yourself from coffee! That is a real hard one for me. Not impossible, but very hard, lol! If I could accomplish that, things might be a bit easier. Don't think I'm ready to tackle that one just yet! emoticon

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MEGLUVS2RUN's Photo MEGLUVS2RUN Posts: 423
4/26/11 10:42 P

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Thanks for the helpful replies! I do have agave nectar here that I bought quite a while ago. I stopped using it too, because of the calories. Maybe I will try it again, sparingly and/or try the suggestion of the Sucanat in smaller doses. For the eat clean challenge, though, you cannot consume any sugar, in any form. Is that correct?
Thanks for your time and help!

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4/26/11 1:51 P

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I like to use agave nectar in my coffee. It doesn't have a distinct flavor like honey, and a little bit goes a long way. My favorite brand is Madhava, which is a small company in Colorado. I can find it in the organic aisle of my grocery store.

I'm not a fan of stevia, however I've started using Truvia, which is similar to stevia. It takes my taste buds about one month to really adjust to new sweetners. I tried drinking coffee black, but my taste buds definitely went on strike for that change. Try out agave nectar or just slowly lower your sucanat amounts until you are using very little. My next attempt is to use almond milk in my coffee...making coffee clean is a difficult task. I really enjoy it in the morning.

I have also cut down on my coffee amount in the morning to save myself some calories and then I drink mate tea at work because it has as much caffeine as coffee without the crash. It's really tasty!

Consistency is key. There is always more to come.


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4/26/11 12:14 P

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emoticon I sure love my coffee, so I know your dilemma. It is a hard habit to break, however if you find the right kind of coffee you can drink it black. My mother is from Vienna, Austria and talk about great coffee! The coffee she buys doesn't need any sweeteners or cream. Although Vienese coffee is hard to find. I do enjoy coffee with soy milk and 1 tsp of Sucanat every great once in awhile.
Having weaned myself off of coffee, I really enjoy tea with a teaspoon of local honey (to help with my allergies).
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I hope this helps... I look forward to the responses also. I love learning new things.
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Edited by: LINDA2BLITTLE at: 4/26/2011 (12:14)
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MEGLUVS2RUN's Photo MEGLUVS2RUN Posts: 423
4/26/11 10:20 A

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Hi everyone,
I'm having a problem getting away from sweetner, specifically Splenda. I have eliminated foods and drinks that contain Aspartame, but really enjoy a bit of sweetness in my coffee and teas. I stopped Splenda for about a month, and switched to organic sugar Sucanat, but found somedays the calories would add up. I've tried Stevia numerous times, but cannot get over the bitter/chemical taste (even tho it doesn't have any chemicals). Xylitol I find I need to add at least two packages which contain about 20 cal. (more than sugar). I probably sound very picky, but I've tried really hard to adapt to drinking my coffee differently, and find that i just don't enjoy it. Do I really need to drink my coffee without any form of sweetner to really eat clean? I would like to join the challenge, but it's important to do it properly. Any thoughts? emoticon

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